Android 5.0 was one of the more exciting releases ever - especially with the introduction of the Material design. The specifications describe a beautiful UI, that can be a challenging for developers to implement, particularly if they must support backwards compatibility.
It just became easier with the release of the 'Android Design Support Library' (and the previously released 'AppCompat Library'). Developers now have the tools that make it simple to create Material compliant apps - that will work and look great on almost all devices (even ones running 2.1).
In this presentation I will highlight some important components of these libraries, and demonstrate how to use them effectively.
It is just the beginning for Material design - come learn about the important tools that make it easy to be part of the revolution.
Mike is a passionate mobile designer/developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. Currently, he develops Android applications for an IoT startup, in the automotive and payments space. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android, and the author of the book “Android Developer Tools Essentials” published by O’Reilly.Mike has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Oscon, AnDevCon, GDGSv, Droidcon Turin, and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.